WLR – Weekly Episode 37 – Irish Honey Bee’s

Ireland’s native honey bee forms the bedrock of our country’s rich heritage in beekeeping culture and is also an important component of our natural pollinators. In this weeks Ours To Protect Clodagh Walsh hears  all about these  fascinating creatures from  East Waterford beekeepers. For more in this series listen in to WLR every Wednesday at […]

Galway Bay FM – Weekly Tips 23 – Bee Ecological Research

This week Galway Bay FM looked at work monitoring wild Irish honeybee colonies with Chiara Binetti, Research Assistant with University of Galway Honey Bee Research Centre.   Did you know… The Irish honey bee is considered a unique subspecies native to Ireland, making it important for biodiversity preservation.  There are concerns about the hybridization of […]

Galway Bay FM – Weekly Episode 23 – Bee Ecological Research

Listen back to this week’s episode as John chats about wild Irish Honey Bee Colonies with Chiara Binetti Research Assistant with University of Galway Honey Bee Research Centre. For more in this series listen to Galway Bay FM every Thursday at 11.30am.

Sunshine 106.8FM – Weekly Tips 20 – Pollinators

  Ours to Protect on Sunshine 106.8 – October 23rd 2023 On this week’s show we talked about pollinators with Kate Chandler from the National Biodiversity Data Centre Here’s some things that you can do to help: Don’t mow, let it grow! Reduce mowing to allow native wildflowers like Dandelions, Clover and Birds-foot Trefoil to […]

Clare FM – Weekly Tips 19 – Bee’s

Did you know?   Bees are the most important pollinator of crops and native plant species in Ireland. They are a key component of our wildlife and one of the busiest, least appreciated work forces we have. Of the 99 species of bee in Ireland there is only one native honey bee species and its […]

Clare FM – Weekly Episode 19 – Bee’s

Listen back to this week’s episode as we explore how Bees are a key component of our wildlife and one of the busiest, least appreciated work forces we have. Of the 99 species of bee in Ireland there is only one native honey bee species and its importance to our biodiversity cannot be over stated. Growing […]

Radio Kerry – Weekly Episode 10 – the Wild Bee Fest

This week Sorcha attended the Wild Bee Fest in Tralee Bay Wetlands, to learn more about the importance of bees and other pollinators. According to the national Biodiversity Data Centre, over half of Irish bee species have declined in the past 40 years. Niamh Ni Dhuill from Transition Kerry explains how important bees truly are for […]

Cork’s Red FM – Weekly Tips 8 – The Hive Mind

Did You Know: Bees can travel up to 10 kilometres from a hive in search of food. Queen bees can be hereditary. When a Queen dies, her offspring can be introduced to a hive as the new Queen. The hive at St.John’s College rooftop has up to 70,000 bees. This can increase to 90,000 during […]